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Should Schools Arm Security Guards?

Should Schools Arm Security Guards?

A lot of media attention and discussion recently has surrounded the topic of whether or not schools and other educational campuses should hire security guards, and whether those guards should carry firearms. Because this is an important decision with potentially serious consequences, you should first consider the pros and cons of having armed guards on your premises. That way, you can make a reasoned analysis of whether or not the benefits outweigh the liabilities for your school or campus. Here are some of the factors you should consider when deciding whether or not to arm your security guards. State Laws First and foremost, you need to research your state laws regarding armed security personnel on educational campuses. Some states allow […]

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Joe Cicini on Metal Detectors In School

Joe Cicini on Metal Detectors In School

Are Metal Detectors Effective in Schools? First off, there are no safety measures that offer a 100% safety guarantee, including metal detectors at schools. Placing metal detectors in schools has always been a controversial decision. While most schools in the United States do not use metal detectors on a day-to-day basis, their implementation is on the rise. The truth is: after incidents of school violence, parents, the media, and even some students are looking for a way to improve security with metal detectors being a viable option. Metal Detector Feasibility If you are considering using metal detectors at your school, you need to look into the feasibility of a metal detector program and how it fits into your larger security […]

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